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Middle School Lead Teacher with focus on Humanities, Inquiry, and Curriculum Creation

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Job Summary:
Do you have passion and a commitment to innovation in education?  Acera seeks an entrepreneurial teacher who customizes interdisciplinary curricula and facilitates students with an inquiry approach.  Our educators build classroom community putting students’ interests and development of their voice at the core of their school experience.  Become the lead teacher for a group of 18 gifted middle school (grade 6) students.

Acera emphasizes development of core capacities (systems thinking, perspective taking, collaboration, creativity, emotional intelligence and leadership), as well as skill development in key areas like organization and writing.  A background in the humanities — government, philosophy, history, political science and literature — is preferred.  The best candidate would also eagerly be a mathematics teacher during our ability based math block program.

Collaborate with a MS teacher team (including specialists in sciences and arts).  Along with the other lead MS teachers who focus on grades 7 and 8, define essential questions and themes that create jumping off points for discussions, literature book groups, electives and projects.  Create individualized learning plans that fit each students’ capacity, interests, needs, and learning style.

Contact hiring@aceraschool.org with letter, educational philosophy statement, and salary expectations.  

Detailed Overview:
Acera is an independent K-8 school that provides high ability students with unbounded access to learning.  At Acera, students learn, discover and explore at a pace appropriate to each child’s unique motivation and potential, not their age.  Our culture is not about pressure to achieve; it is about freedom to thrive. We support our students’ innate curiosity and love of learning with an interdisciplinary, hands-on learning approach. By developing character, knowledge, and talent, we develop thinkers and innovators who will be able to make positive change in our world.  The Acera community strives to consistently cultivate a committed and highly educated faculty, maintain a high degree of parental involvement, and nurture in its students a life-long love of learning.

Belief in progressive educational approaches is essential.  We are focused on a student centered and individualized approach to learning.  Rather than follow age-based standards, consistent expectations across students, or particular curricula, we believe in removing the boundaries that can limit students (and teachers) from stepping into their best selves.

Our program philosophy includes three different areas:

  1. A program for gifted students (Massachusetts is a climate which typically rejects this terminology, though this phrase is the national term used for the population we serve.)
  2. A STEM rich program focused on creative and complex thinking and problem solving, raising students in the “soup” of the sciences and freedom of thought across disciplines
  3. A progressive education approach built around authentic inquiry.  Dialogue and projects in classrooms focus on open-ended problem solving rather than an emphasis on coverage of content or achieving age based standards of performance.   Rather than training conformity or testing knowledge acquisition, we empower students to struggle, problem solve, innovate, initiate and lead.

Requirements:

  • Collaborative approach and excellent communication skills to partner with parents and the MS teacher team.
  • A highly experienced professional, preferably a career changer with 5+ years of lead teaching experience.
  • Capacity to evolve approaches in response to students’ interests, passions and needs.
  • Background in political science, government, history and/or world cultures preferred; the ideal candidate is dually experienced in coaching students’ writing skills.
  • Confident to plan and lead a pre-algebra, algebra 1 or geometry group, leveraging and customizing curricula appropriately
  • Create and customize Individualized Learning Plans (ILPs).
  • Adapt classroom activities and strategies to differentiate for each student’s needs, capacities, and interests; understand and support each learner’s strengths and style, and foster a setting in which they can each be their best self, while also progressing in areas of relative weakness.
  • Collaborate with the rich pool of researchers in the greater Boston academic community to bring their expertise, mentorship, and ideas to life in the classroom with students.  Engage curriculum collaborators to spend time in our school as experts and inspirations for our students.
  • Apply Inquiry Pedagogy.
  • Belief in a constructivist approach to learning
  • Cover recesses and lunch 1x / week (and if needed when staff members are out sick.)
  • Leverage student engagement and voice as a key strategy to manage classroom engagement and student needs

Mission:
We envision a world in which schools engage students in meaningful learning, in which teachers are freed as entrepreneurs in their classrooms, and in which students can become the best version of themselves, given each students’ unique capacities, needs, and passions.  The Acera school day program provides students with unbounded access to learning, offering gifted students opportunity according to their ability not age.  The Acera community, across all its programs and partnerships, learns, discovers, and explores at a pace appropriate to each child’s unique motivation and potential.  Our culture is not about pressure; it is about freedom.  We keep alive students’ innate curiosity and love of learning.  We also partner with organizations beyond our walls, creating programs rich in sciences, technology, engineering, creativity and arts.  We operate both as a lab school and a microcosm of what is possible for other schools.  We seek to grow students’ emotional intelligence and enable them to become the best version of themselves.  Our mission, across our core school day program, enrichment programs and within our partnerships, is to develop the next generation of innovators, leaders and creative thinkers who can make a positive impact in the world.

The Need for Something Different:
Massachusetts ranks last in the nation in gifted education. There is great urgency and need within the gifted population.  These students often do not have access to an appropriate education.

The right candidate will have philosophical alignment with our core values and curriculum, which can be found on our website:  www.Aceraschool.org

Application: 
Contact hiring@aceraschool.org with resume, teaching philosophy, and salary expectations.

Anticipated start date:
Posted November 10, to start as soon as hired

Equal Opportunity Employer:
Acera is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship, veteran status, political affiliation or disability as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Lead Lower Elementary Teacher & Curriculum Creator

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Lead Lower Elementary Teacher & Curriculum Creator 

Multi age classroom for students ages 5-7 with a STEM and creativity emphasis for gifted elementary students

Acera: The Massachusetts School of Science, Creativity and Leadership
Winchester, MA (8 miles north of Boston) 5 Lowell Avenue

Summary:
Acera is a K-8 school which hires teacher entrepreneurs to create interdisciplinary, STEAM-rich hands-on learning approaches for high ability students.  At Acera, students explore and learn at a pace appropriate to each child’s unique motivation and potential, not their age.  Our culture is not about pressure to achieve; it is about freedom to thrive. We support our students’ innate curiosity and love of learning.  Through developing EQ, complex and creative thinking skills, and systems awareness, we develop thinkers and innovators who will be able to make positive change in our world. Be part of a new progressive school with an exciting vision for impact!  Contact hiring@aceraschool.org

Overview:
Do you want to change the world of education? We do too.  Acera is looking for someone with passion, high energy, and a commitment to innovation in education. Our educational mission is to change education in Massachusetts and build a model for 21st century learning. In just seven years, Acera has gone from an idea to a progressive elementary and middle school program with 125 students.  We have an ambitious STEM, creativity and leadership emphasis for our students.

Acera is a growing, private K-8 school that provides high ability students with unbounded access to learning.  We hire extraordinary Teacher Entrepreneurs who engage students with an interdisciplinary, hands-on learning approach.  At Acera, students learn, discover and explore at a pace appropriate to each child’s unique motivation and potential, not their age.  Our culture is not about pressure to achieve; it is about freedom to thrive. We support our students’ innate curiosity and love of learning.  Through developing emotional intelligence, complex and creative thinking skills, and systems awareness, we develop thinkers and innovators who will be able to make positive change in our world.  Acera teachers are deeply talented and share ideas to support each other as professionals.   Be part of a new progressive school with an exciting vision for impact!

The Need for Something Different:
Massachusetts ranks at the bottom of the 50 states in supporting the needs of gifted students; there is great urgency and need within the gifted population that currently does not have access to an appropriate education.

Job Description:
Acera seeks a dynamic, motivated, and dedicated professional to lead an elementary multi-age classroom.  We seek a professional who has a deep love of and respect for children, who wants the freedom to invent an exciting and creative classroom.  Our class size cap for lower and intermediate elementary is 14 students.  Facilitate learning with differentiated instruction strategies, allowing for conceptual learning which is years ahead of chronological student age, while meeting the fine motor, kinesthetic, sensory and social skill development needs of young elementary students.   Most of our students operate 2 or more grade levels ahead of expectation in one or more academic areas and all have qualified for admission as gifted students.  The ideal candidate will be creative, articulate, flexible, collaborative, and have exceptional executive functioning skills.  The expectations for this position are:

  • Customize curriculum, leveraging essential questions as a springboard for inventing interdisciplinary, project based classroom learning.
  • Create and adapt Individualized Learning Plans to drive learning approaches and focus for each student throughout the year
  • Adapt classroom focus and strategies to differentiate for each student’s needs
  • Be fearless about proactively including STEM rich learning, interweaving technology and leading edge scientific ideas, while leveraging curriculum collaborators who can extend and expand classroom dialogue and learning.
  • Collaborate and share ideas with other teachers; work as a community to utilize each person’s knowledge across the whole school, to serve students as a whole community, and to continuously improve as a school and as professionals.
  • Apply an eclectic blend of learning pedagogy, including teaching for understanding, multi age, Montessori, thematic and interdisciplinary, experiential, STEM oriented, and fully leveraging technology with laptops in every classroom.
  • Use a teacher as facilitator style.  This is not a traditional “in charge teacher who dispenses the knowledge” approach.  Our teachers serve as facilitators who enable student learning in a way customized for student abilities and interests.
  • Embrace parent partnership educational model; communicate openly, with honesty and compassion.  Share teaching philosophy and pedagogical beliefs; educate parents.

The successful candidate will have philosophical alignment with our core values and learning approach, which are outlined on our website:  www.aceraschool.org

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree, preferably in an area other than education
  • Masters degree in education a bonus but not required
  • At least 3 years of teaching experience
  • Experience with gifted education, special education, progressive learning approaches and a goal for understanding orientation (instead of a focus on core knowledge acquisition) is highly preferred.
  • Fearlessness in and ideally with a love of science, mathematics, and integration of technology as a contextual tool enabling learning
  • Deep capability to engage in differentiated instruction strategies in reading and writing; students in Acera’s lower elementary classroom read at grade level up through reading manyyears ahead of age expectations; the LE teacher needs to be able to create individualized learning plans for each students literacy and emotional/social needs which fit each student.
  • Exceptionally strong spoken and written communication and interpersonal skills. Acera’s use of narrative report cards and high parent engagement necessitate a teacher who is responsive, who cares about and feels invested in parent partnership, and who is skillful in writing and conferencing.
  • A personal background as a student who was or would have been identified for gifted education programming themselves enables our teachers to relate to the unique challenges, depth of inquiry and needs of gifted students

Application:
Please submit cover letter and resume along with a personal statement of educational philosophy, description of your classroom management / discipline beliefs, any experiences and/or training in gifted education you have had, and salary expectations to:  hiring@Aceraschool.org

Anticipated start date:
Posted November 10; start as soon as hired.

Equal Opportunity Employer:
Acera is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Mathematics Teacher, Maternity Leave*
Feb – April 2018 part time

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Summary

Geometry 1 Math Teacher + Elementary Grade 5
We seek a highly talented mathematician teacher to join our Middle School community part time as maternity leave substitute for February, March and April 2018.

Acera is a  K-8 STEM school for gifted students which enables learning in context and based upon ability without limits due to age.  Our focus is on freedom, not pressure – and on building capacities for systems thinking and problem solving.  We approach learning as an inter-disciplinary and project based endeavor in discovery, so seek teachers who can interweave learning in ways that uniquely fit each students’ interests and learning style. Send resume, cover letter, and educational philosophy to hiring@aceraschool.org

Role:
Math Teacher for classes on Mon, Tues, Thurs, Friday from 9am – 10am and 11am-12pm
  *This could become a new, on-going part time role; we plan to add an add’l MS math class for 2018/19

Courses: 

Middle Schoolers in HS Geometry:
8 Students who are participating in a Discrete Math (first half of the year) + HS Geometry Class (second half of the year) who are middle school aged students.   Meets 4X week from 9-10am.   The current teacher anticipates that this group of students will appropriately be able to move through one year of HS Geometry over the second half of this school year.

Grade 3 Students in Grade 5 Level Math Class:
8 Students who are engaging in a Grade 5 level math learning trajectory, with an emphasis on applications, hands-on, and deep learning for understanding.  The students in this class grade 3 aged students.

Overview :
Acera School emphasizes STEM and creative problem solving.  Math groups are created based upon student ability, not age.  Most Acera students learn math 1 – 4 grade levels ahead of age expectations.  We seek flexible, passionate mathematician teachers who imbue excitement in problem solving!

We seek candidates facile with mathematics who are eager to share their love for this topic in an applied and relevant way.  The ideal candidates will be deeply capable mathematical thinkers, and creative, articulate, and flexible teachers.   Acera teachers customize and invent learning approaches and leverage math curricula when helpful, maximizing learning as determined by student potential and interests, not limited by curriculum or age norms.  Excellent classroom management skills required.

The Need for Something Different:
Massachusetts ranks at the bottom of the 50 states in supporting the needs of gifted students; there is great urgency and need within the gifted population that currently does not have access to an appropriate education.

Math Teacher Expectations Include: 

  • Customize and/or invent curriculum that would support a small group of gifted students to make a year’s worth of math progress. Students are younger than common age expectations for the course work, and often need additional executive functioning support.
  • Research and plan to find the best strategies for your group, and acquire curricula and tools needed
  • Differentiate instruction, enabling each student to learn at a rate and in a style that fits them best and maximizes their potential. Continuously adapt classroom focus and strategies to accommodate for each student’s needs.
  • A key expectation is that learning goals will be framed, strategies planned, implemented, and revised based upon student interest and need, and that appropriate assessment will be embedded so that students can mark their own progress.
  • Create and adapt individualized learning goals to drive learning approaches and focus for each student throughout the year. Share these with the student’s core teacher for inclusion in the written Individualized Learning Plan.
  • Communicate learning goals and strategies to Acera administrators, other math block teachers, core teachers and parents through open exchanges, brief group email updates once per month, as comments on narrative report cards twice per year, and during parent conferences (planned and impromptu)
  • Support students who are ready to leap frog ahead of others to do so. Scaffold a transition to another group or establish an independent sub group as needed.
  • Collaborate and share ideas with other teachers; work as a community to utilize each person’s knowledge across the whole school, to serve students as a whole community, and to continuously improve as a school and as professionals.
  • Apply an eclectic blend of learning pedagogy, including direct instruction, hands on learning, experiential projects, and on line tools.
  • Use a blended teacher style, being a knowledge leader combined with a facilitator of inquiry and student discovery

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree
  • At least 1 year of teaching experience
  • Experience with gifted education, special education, and/or progressive learning is a plus
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Training and confidence in one or more STEM areas (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) is highly beneficial
  • A personal background as a student who was or would have been identified for gifted education programming themselves enables our teachers to relate to the unique challenges, depth of inquiry and needs of gifted studentsCommunicate openly, with honesty and compassion. Share teaching philosophy and pedagogical beliefs; educate parents.

Pay:
Based upon Experience. Experienced long term substitute teachers customize curricula, prepare materials, are on site from 8:30am – 12:15pm each teaching day, and teach two classes each morning for $100 / day. We estimate that this maternity leave position will be 42 days in length, from February 1 – May 1 2018.

Application:
Please submit cover letter, resume and educational philosophy to:  hiring@Aceraschool.org

Anticipated Maternity Leave Opening:
February 1,  – May 1, 2018

Equal Opportunity Employer:
Acera is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship  status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Technology Specialist

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Technology Specialist Job Description

Acera is looking for a Technology Specialist  to join our team. A belief in fostering intrinsic motivation and good judgment in students is essential, as is a commitment to innovative, student-centered education.  At the interface of technology with learning, partner with our teachers, students, and staff to:

  • Finding the right tech tools (software, robotics, etc.) to support students’ growth and learning in a way which complements themes and inquiry rich and project based learning
  • Run the “Tech Hub” zone at the center of the Commons
  • Develop an internal student “tech team” whose skills continuously grow and improve, internally.
  • Create the right norms and habits for digital hygiene throughout the school
  • Manage school’s Merkai network
  • IT / Network / Sys Admin / Tech vendor support
  • Individual student project Mentor opportunities
  • Support effective use of KidBlog, ipads, 3D printer, robots, Cube-its, etc. to integrate tools with teachers’ and students’ needs and learning goals
  • Respond to needs for students, teachers and staff as they emerge, always through the lens of improving processes and teaching self management thereafter
  • Monitor Network and computer use as needed to support appropriate decisions and tools use by students
  • Manage tools in use at Acera, including: Google Suite, Apple Education, ChromeOS, tablets, 3D printing
  • Teach weekly/bi-weekly lessons in Elementary classrooms
  • Lead point for a Creativity Morning station focused on computing and the Tech Hub, developing the student Tech Team
  • Provide professional development and support for staff use of technology; Coach staff to constantly grow their skills and use of technology tools for goals of effectiveness and efficiency; enable self management
  • Lead Hands-on Robotics Enrichment after school session once weekly

Skills & Requirements

  • 2+ years of teaching experience using educational technology for learning or 5+ years in a professional environment in a technology related role with student relational acumen
  • Strong organization, follow through, and student communication and coaching skills
  • BA / BS degree preferably in educational technology, education, or other related degree
  • Knowledge, technical skills, and experience with computer hardware, software, networks, and technology use
  • Good communication and leadership skills
  • Ability to collaborate, lead, and problem solve with others
  • Experience with Google Suite and Google Administrative Systems

Anticipated start date:  Immediately

Send resume, educational philosophies, cover letter and salary requirements to: hiring@aceraschool.org   

For more information please contact:
Courtney Dickinson, Founder & Director:  hiring@aceraschool.org

Do you want to change the world of education? We do too.  Acera is looking for someone with passion, high energy, and a commitment to progressive education.  In our first eight years, Acera has gone from an idea to a progressive elementary and middle school program with 125 students.  We have an ambitious STEM, creativity and leadership emphasis for our students and a broader mission to support innovation in education beyond our walls for all students.  

School Mission:
Acera is an independent K-8 school that provides high ability students with unbounded access to learning.  At Acera, students learn, discover and explore at a pace appropriate to each child’s unique motivation and potential, not their age.  Our culture is not about pressure to achieve; it is about freedom to thrive. We support our students’ innate curiosity and love of learning through an interdisciplinary, hands-on learning approach. Through developing emotional intelligence, complex and creative thinking skills, and systems awareness, we develop thinkers and innovators who will be able to make positive change in our world.  We are growing our progressive school and we have an exciting vision for impact!

The Need for Something Different:
Massachusetts ranks at the bottom of the 50 states in supporting the needs of gifted students; there is great urgency and need within the gifted population that currently does not have access to an appropriate education.

Additionally, education in America is in need of transformative change.  We are building a microcosm model school which can – we hope – be leveraged more broadly as a model for what is possible.  As funding allows, we intend to engage in significant outreach beyond our walls, to train public school teachers in collaboration with our partner organizations and curriculum collaborators, and to pilot test, document, and share replicable curriculum modules in an open source format.  We educate students based upon what they will need in the future, in a technological rich, STEM capable, complicated world, instead of building a school around models from the past.  We need to inspire future innovators who are curious, capable and passionate and who are prepared to become leaders who can work as teams to address the challenges and opportunities of our time!

Our Broader Mission:
We envision a world in which schools engage students in meaningful learning, in which teachers are freed as entrepreneurs in their classrooms, and in which students can become the best version of themselves, given each student’s unique capacities, needs, and passions.  The Acera school day program provides students with unbounded access to learning, offering gifted students opportunity according to their ability not age.  The Acera community, across all its programs and partnerships, learns, discovers, and explores at a pace appropriate to each child’s unique motivation and potential.  Our culture is not about pressure; it is about freedom.  We keep alive students’ innate curiosity and love of learning.  We also partner with organizations beyond our walls, creating programs rich in sciences, technology, engineering, creativity and arts.  We operate both as a lab school and a microcosm of what is possible for other schools.  We seek to grow students’ emotional intelligence and enable them to become the best version of themselves.  Our mission, across our core school day program, enrichment programs and within our partnerships, is to develop the next generation of innovators, leaders and creative thinkers who can make a positive impact in the world.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Acera is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Counselor, Counseling Process Manager & Enrollment Manager

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Counselor, Counseling Process Manager & Enrollment Manager Job Description

Permanent/Temporary: Permanent
Reports to: Assistant Director
Exempt/Non-exempt: Exempt
Schedule: 12 months
Benefits Eligible: Yes

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION

As a full-time member of our community, a key aspect of your role is as an administrator, teacher, facilitator, and coach for students.  The highest priorities for promoting student growth include:  

  • Enable perspectives and knowledge across disciplines and in core skills
  • Foster capacities of systems thinking, perspective taking, problem solving, moral and ethical decision making, innovation and creativity, and more.  
  • Develop social, emotional and leadership growth in students (including self-awareness, self-regulation, empathy for others, frustration tolerance and persistence in the face of adversity and ambiguity, adaptability, and awareness of the needs of others, being able to adapt self to fit with the needs of others, emergence and exercise of leadership to make contribution to the community.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND KEY OBJECTIVES FOR ALL EMPLOYEES

When teaching:  Create & Customize Curriculum

  • Be a Teacher Entrepreneur for your sessions.  Do the right thing to assure student engagement, safeguard student curiosity, and leverage your talents, those of the broader team and community and Acera partners to invest and recreate a great learning environment for your unique group of students.
  • Customize curriculum, aligned around essential questions.  Collaborate and share ideas with other teachers; optimize opportunities for cross-classroom experiences and learning between teachers.
  • Leverage eclectic pedagogical approaches.  Include interdisciplinary, STEM rich, inquiry driven and project-based learning.
  • Adapt classroom activities and strategies to differentiate for each student’s needs, capacities, and interests; understand and support each learner’s strengths and style, and foster a setting in which they can each be their best self, while also progressing in areas of relative weakness.

Collaborate & Create Community

  • Collaborate with all members of the community.   Share and listen.  Leverage core teachers’ and parents’ knowledge across to serve students as a community, and to continuously improve as a school and as professionals.  
  • Collaborate with scientific researchers in the greater Boston academic and medical community and other school partners to bring expertise, mentorship, and ideas to life in your classroom.

Facilitate Effective Learning Experiences

  • Apply an eclectic blend of learning pedagogy, including teaching for understanding, multiage, thematic, interdisciplinary, experiential, and projects. 
  • Technological fluency – in a Macintosh platform – is expected so that technology can be an integrated tool in the classroom.
  • Use a ‘teacher as facilitator’ style.  This is not a traditional “in-charge teacher who dispenses the knowledge” approach.  Our teachers serve as facilitators who enable student learning in a way customized for student abilities and interests.
  • Leverage a positive, responsive classroom type management style with students, emphasizing student engagement and voice as a key strategy to manage classrooms and foster authentic learning.  

Be a flexible part of our Acera Community

  • Embrace our parent collaborative educational model; communicate openly, with honesty and compassion.  Share teaching philosophy and pedagogical beliefs; educate parents.  
  • Take initiative, be inventive, ask for help, and suggest novel approaches.
  • Be flexible and open to support others on the team, and do what makes sense for our whole school community.

Communicate

  • Clarify approach to foster student development of Acera’s core capacities (Systems thinking, perspective taking, moral and ethical decision making, emotional intelligence, leadership, creativity and innovation, critical thinking and problem solving, collaboration)
  • Be proactive to get what you need to be successful by leveraging the extended Acera community and – if appropriate — its collaborators beyond our walls.  
  • Communicate with parents as needed and requested to respond to concerns, requests and input in a timely and appropriate fashion.   
  • Envision, identify and communicate the resources and materials you would like to have to build the best learning environment.  Collaborate creatively with all staff to generate ways to bring those ideas into reality.  
  • Seek out support from school Directors as needed.  Share challenges and concerns openly so that we can work together to meet the needs of students, parents, and staff.
  • Model continuous learning for your students by constantly engaging to learn yourself

Teacher Style Expectations

  • Apply an eclectic blend of learning pedagogy, including direct instruction, hands-on learning, experiential projects, and on-line tools as appropriate.  Use a blended teacher style, being a knowledge leader combined with a facilitator of inquiry
  • Collaborate and share ideas with other teachers; work as a community to utilize each person’s knowledge across the whole school, to serve students as a whole community, and to continuously improve as a school and as professionals.

SPECIFIC FUNCTIONS AND KEY OBJECTIVES

Counselor:

  • Work with the Student Services Team, under the guidance of Malcolm and the school counselor, to provide counseling and EQ services to our students. Work may also include:
    • Establishment of a social skills group

Counseling Process Manager:

  • Administrative work for Student Services Program
  • Working with a student’s internal and external team (counselor(s), therapist, evaluation, etc.)
  • Counseling work and coordination in conjunction with students’ ILPs

Student Re-enrollment Manager:

  • Work with Director of Admissions and Director of Administration and Operations to ensure data collection and fee collection for re-enrollment of current day program students.

High School Transition Manager:

  • Work with middle school teachers, students and families to help counsel and guide them through the transition to an appropriate high school program. This will include providing appropriate documentation (transcripts coordinating references, etc.) as the Student Records Manager.
  • This will include providing appropriate documentation (transcripts coordinating references, etc.) as the Student Records Manager.

Summer Enrichment Enrollment Manager:

  • Work with Director of Faculty and Enrichment to help register and enroll applicants.

Summer Programs Manager (to include stipend):

  • Work with Director of Faculty and Enrichment to manage day to day operations of summer programs. Job includes:
    • Daily schedule of teachers
    • Substitute coverage
    • Ensuring teachers have appropriate supplies, etc.
    • Transportation needs for trips (with others).
    • Basic logistics and support.

General Duties:

  • Teach one or more sessions of Creativity Morning (TBD).
  • Work at recess and snack as an EQ coach.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Enrichment Opportunities:
Opportunities may arise to work in an array of Acera’s enrichment programs that may include teaching or administrative responsibilities in the following areas: After-School programs, Vacation Camps, Summer Programming.